Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Todd J. Jones sold 570 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.63, for a total value of $69,329.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) traded up 1.11% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $124.03. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 278,544 shares. The stock has a market cap of $16960.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 74.72 and a beta of 0.80. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a one year low of $104.11 and a one year high of $133.40. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $126.35 and its 200-day moving average is $125.05.

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 4th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.83 billion. Willis Towers Watson PLC had a return on equity of 10.23% and a net margin of 3.66%. Willis Towers Watson PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.56 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson PLC will post $7.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, December 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.57%. Willis Towers Watson PLC’s payout ratio is presently 114.29%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group set a $150.00 price objective on Willis Towers Watson PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, October 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $142.00 price objective on Willis Towers Watson PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 1st. Citigroup Inc. set a $151.00 price objective on Willis Towers Watson PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised Willis Towers Watson PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $148.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Willis Towers Watson PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $127.64.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson PLC by 53.1% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,332 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 462 shares during the last quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 8.6% in the third quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,338 shares of the company’s stock worth $171,000 after buying an additional 106 shares in the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 70.1% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,419 shares of the company’s stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 585 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 2.3% in the third quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,334 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC during the second quarter worth $189,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.05% of the company’s stock.

Willis Towers Watson PLC Company Profile

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (Willis Towers Watson) is a holding company. The Company operates as a global advisory, broking and solutions company. It is engaged in offering risk management, insurance broking, consulting, technology and solutions, and private exchanges. The Company operates through eight segments: Willis International; Willis North America; Willis Capital, Wholesale & Reinsurance (CWR); Willis GB; Towers Watson Benefits; Towers Watson Exchange Solutions; Towers Watson Risk and Financial Services; and Towers Watson Talent and Rewards.

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